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November 2017


Works by Jan Hankins

November 29, 2017December 14, 2017

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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“Viva Zapata!” 60″ x 120″ Oil on canvas mounted on board Works by Jan Hankins will be on view in the Alumni Gallery of MCA’s Rust Hall from November 29 to December 14. Reception: December 2 from 6:00-8:00pm in conjunction with the 2017 Fall BFA Exhibit in the Main Gallery and the Creativity and Inclusivity Exhibit in the Lower Gallery. Jan Hankins graduated from Memphis Arts Academy (the former name of Memphis College of Art) in 1974. Each of his paintings…

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Creativity and Inclusivity: Disability and Art in the Memphis Community

November 29, 2017December 14, 2017

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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    Memphis College of Art (MCA) presents an exhibition of work created by artists from Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL), Shelby Residential and Vocational Services (SRVS), and Memphis College of Art on view from November 29 to December 14 in the Lower Gallery in Rust Hall. Reception: December 2, 6:00-8:00PM in Rust Hall, in conjunction with receptions for the Fall BFA Exhibit in the Main Gallery and Works by Jan Hankins in the Alumni Gallery. The exhibition and reception…

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2017 Fall BFA Thesis Exhibition

November 29, 2017December 14, 2017

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Works from graduating seniors in the BFA program will be on view from Nov 29 to Dec 14. A recpetion will be held on Saturday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00pm, in conjunction with the Jan Hankins exhibit in the Alumni Gallery and the Creativity and Inclusivity exhibit in the Lower Gallery. Seniors participating include: Marcus Clark, Chance Coleman, Sharday Hawkins, Kristen Kaluba, Taylor McCormick, Olivia Ritter, and Sam Smith.

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December 2017


Guest Lecture: The Aesthetic Imprint of Disability, Dr. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson

December 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm6:00 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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This lecture is given in conjunction with the exhibit Creativity and Inclusivity on view in Rust Hall. More information on the exhibit can be found here. A Reception for the exhibit will be held directly following the lecture. This lecture explores how disability is represented in art. Some of the artists included are people who identify as disabled or are identified by others as disabled, such as Judith Scott, Kathryn Sherwood, or Chuck Close. For some of the artworks and…

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January 2018


Works by Warren Greene

January 4January 30

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Bellicose Binary, Acrylic and oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2015. Works by Warren Greene will be on view in the Alumni Gallery of Rust Hall from January 4 to January 30, with a reception on Friday, January 26 from 6-8pm. The enigmatic and meticulous painter, Warren Greene, earned his bachelors degree in fine arts at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, ​Tennessee in​ 1992 and ​h​is MFA in studio art at Memphis College of Art in 1996. He has exhibited widely…

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(Dis)placed Bodies Exhibition

January 4January 30

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Details from “City of Islands” Listen to Dr. Susan Nordstrom from University of Memphis and MCA GEL Corrdinator Melissa Farris talk about the show on WKNO here: On view from January 4 to January 30, with a reception from 6-8pm on January 26. “No work is insignificant. All labor uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Martin Luther King, Jr. In this cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration, Dr. Susan Nordstrom, Assistant Professor of Educational Research…

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Zoodles Exhibit

January 22February 10

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

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On view through February 10. Reception: Friday, January 26 from 6-8pm. Every Wednesday of the school year, from September to May, a group of MCA students dedicate their lunch break to draw at the Memphis Zoo. There are no obligations or commitments required to join in, except to collectively sketch and observe. The Zoodles group makes thirty trips to the zoo a year and has had forty students participating this fall term. They sketch at every venue and in every…

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Reception: Works by Warren Greene

January 26 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Alumni Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Bellicose Binary, Acrylic and oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches, 2015. Works by Warren Greene will be on view in the Alumni Gallery of Rust Hall from January 4 to January 30, with a reception on Friday, January 26 from 6-8pm. The enigmatic and meticulous painter, Warren Greene, earned his bachelors degree in fine arts at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, ​Tennessee in​ 1992 and ​h​is MFA in studio art at Memphis College of Art in 1996. He has exhibited widely…

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Reception: (Dis)placed Bodies Exhibition

January 26 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall – Main Gallery,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104


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Details from “City of Islands” Listen to Dr. Susan Nordstrom from University of Memphis and MCA GEL Corrdinator Melissa Farris talk about the show on WKNO here: “No work is insignificant. All labor uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Martin Luther King, Jr. In this cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaboration, Dr. Susan Nordstrom, Assistant Professor of Educational Research at University of Memphis, O. Gustavo Plascencia, Associate Professor and Director of the MFA Programs at…

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February 2018


Reception: The Laser Show, New Works by Adam Hawk

February 22 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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On view: January 10 – Feb 25  Reception: Thursday, February 22 from 5-7pm MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square Don’t miss Hawk’s new body of work that deftly employs technological and traditional processes. Hawk’s research has been focused on bridging the gap between craft and modern innovation through the use of such technology, beginning with 3D printing and expanding to use other digital media. A technology he currently explores is the use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines to manipulate surfaces…

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